Why Andre Drummond Will Emerge as the Next Star NBA Big Man in 2013-14

September 17th, 2013 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Andre Drummond is 20 years old with one year of NBA experience under his belt, and he's already enjoyed quite the career arc. 

He was almost universally panned (yours truly would be included among those doing the panning) as a raw prospect who was nothing more than a developmental big going into the 2012 NBA draft. Then he exceed the expectations—while healthy—as a rookie.

Now he's hailed as the next great big man in the Association, thanks to the massive improvements he displayed in that first year.

It's been a roller coaster of perception for Drummond, but that ride is about to get weird.

It's only going to continue going up, which would be rather positive for the Connecticut product even if it didn't give that stomach-churning feeling you look for in thrill rides.

Drummond emerged as a solid center who didn't need multiple years to develop into a quality player during 2012-13. Now he's going to emerge as the next star big man in 2013-14. 


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